Tiger tattoos-animal and the divine character as aggression and defense, especially in the cultures of Asia and India, where tigers are often replaces the lion as the main emblem of grandeur and wildness.
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William Blake’s poem “The Tiger” (1794) uses the same dual-unity of the animal symbols, associating it with the dangerous forces of natural instincts. Like a lion, a tiger can symbolize both life and death, as evil and the triumph of good. Some gods are moved by tigers, demonstrating that their might, for example, the Hindu Durga.
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Surprisingly, the Chinese god of wealth, too, sits astride a tiger, a symbol of passion in this case, the risk (in the U.S. “Tiger” – a slang designation lowest poker bribery).
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Tiger is usually associated with military prowess, in India, his image – a military emblem. In China, the five legendary Tigers guard and center of the compass, blue – east, black – north, red – south, white-west and center.
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Protective force in China tiger seen in symbolic images on the graves of stone and doors, as well as in the ancient tradition of wearing hats for kids tiger. The Hindu god Shiva and his wife Kali is often militant appear in tiger skins.
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In Western art tigers were very rare – sometimes replaced leopard-drawn chariot in the ancient Greek god of wine Dionysus (Bacchus in Roman mythology).
In South-East Asian tigers – the usual generic figure, and tales of the ferocious tiger, popularly known people from India to Siberia. Tiger – the third sign of the Chinese horoscope and the personification of wrath in Chinese Buddhism.